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Container car catches fire while being driven

Update: February, 13/2015 - 10:00

BINH DUONG (VNS) — A container car being driven on the National Highway 1A, from HCM City's Suoi Tien Amusement Park to the Dong Nai Province, suddenly caught fire on Thursday.

At around 11:30pm, the driver detected smoke rising from the chassis as he reached the area bordering Binh Duong, Ho Chi Minh City and Dong Nai. He quickly stopped the car and jumped out before the fire burst into flames.

The sudden explosion in the middle of the road caused vehicles to avoid passing through the area and also led to a traffic jam that lasted for hours. Despite efforts made by many residents and other drivers to use a fire extinguisher, the fire engulfed the front portion of the car.

The fire was later put out by the Fire Prevention and Control Police Department from HCM City, Binh Duong and Dong Nai Provinces.

Although no casualties were reported and the fire charred the front portion of the car, the container was recovered intact.

The reason behind the fire breaking out is being investigated. — VNS

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